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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 27, 2006 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Night and Day

Sadly, it was the Dead who actually recommended to Mick and Co. that they use the Angels, having--as you noted--used them w/out incident at their own shows.

Gimme Shelter is one of the best documentaries ever made, musical or not. So is "Don't Look Back" about dylan's England Tour as he was skyrocketing to fame. Amazing snapshot in/of time.

p.s. My favorite moment in Gimme Shelter is when someone informs Jerry that the Angels are "beating on musicians."

Jerry just waits a beat, and stoic as you can, just goes: "Bummer."

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 27, 2006 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Night and Day

Supposedly the Dead bailed after hearing that Marty Balin was beaten unconscious onstage by an Angel. Bummer indeed. Gotta love Jerry.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 27, 2006 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Night and Day

Gotta say I always respected Balin for that. Think about it. The man went on to write some pretty wimpy love songs and yet had the balls to jump into the crowd and take on some Angels! How cow!

I love the footage of the Airplane - sadly allmost none exists - and the burrito Bros. Also even though the Dead didn't perform, before festival express I had NEVER seen any vintage video of the band.

Oh yeah, and the Stones were actually good then even though Micks A-holeness is obvious.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 27, 2006 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Night and Day

Even then it was obvious that Mick was a marketing master. The Stones originally were going to appear at the festival as an unnanounced "special guest", but somehow (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, squire) word was "leaked" that the Stones woule be playing, thus ensuring a huge crowd for the cameras. But, oops, becasue of that Golden Gate Park said "not here, you don't" and the organizers had to rush out and find an alternate site, the result being that the entire things was a slipshod, slapped together, poorly manned disaster waiting to happen. The Angels, who had previously provided murder-free security at much smaller Dead shows, were now faced with an immense crowd and they kind of freaked.